On Wednesday, a casting call notice I'd submitted earlier to the NE Film site was posted. Almost immediately I started getting responses.
As of right now, I've received on the order of twenty responses. From a headshot perspective, we've got great fits for each of the three principal roles. However, my favourite for the lead is a SAG member. I've seen a demo reel and he is really good. I emailed him and told him the issue. The result: he encouraged me to call the Boston SAG office to try to get a SAG experimental contract expedited.
So if all goes well, I might be a SAG signatory for this film!